Paramedic Technician Certificate

This major is a 37-credit, four-semester program that culminates in a certificate in Paramedic Technician. Extensive classroom, laboratory, and clinical/field experience prepare the graduate to take the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician examination and become certified as an EMT-Paramedic. Paramedic Technician courses meet or exceed the National EMS Education Standards for Paramedic as prescribed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Graduates have a diverse set of skills and abilities that could prepare them for employment in the natural gas industry. Read more...

Field rotations with regional ambulance services 
and experienced paramedic preceptors provide real world clinical experience. Paramedic students volunteer at the Little League World Series. Paramedic students practice their skills in the Klump Academic Center, in a laboratory outfitted with a fully functioning ambulance.

After Graduation

Career Opportunities

List of jobs via the College Catalog.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage for emergency medical technicians and paramedics was $31,270 in May 2013. The top 10 percent earned more than $54,710.

Industries with the highest published employment for this occupation are:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services114,250$15.17$31,550
Local Government (OES Designation)69,060$19.12$39,770
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals38,710$16.97$35,300
Other Support Services2,680$16.87$35,090
Outpatient Care Centers1,550$15.32$31,870

Statistics reported in May 2013

Gainful Employment Report

Special Admissions Requirements

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Paramedic Technician Special Admissions Requirements

Performance Standards

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Transfer Procedures

View general transfer procedures via the College Catalog.

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Tools, Uniforms & Supplies

A field uniform is required for ambulance rotations and a clinical uniform is required for hospital rotations. Adherence to a dress code is required for safety reasons in addition to compliance with field and clinical affiliate sites requirements. Manufacturers and vendor information can be obtained from the program office upon admission into the major. See the complete list.

Some items are available for purchase through The College Store.

Clubs & Activities

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Notice of Conviction

Notice of Conviction via the College Catalog.

Paramedic Advisory Committee

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Advisory committees, which act as recommending bodies to the faculty and administration, consist of in-field professionals who act as partners in the development of curriculum. Their curricular and equipment advice as well as their industry connections and internship opportunities are invaluable to our students and to the growth of our institution.

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